Ten days after Magic Leap stated it had chosen the winners of its Independent Creator Program, the company has officially released an almost complete list of beneficiaries.
For its first round of grants, the company filtered its submission pool of more than 6,500 applicants down to at least 31 recipients in a blog post published on Thursday, but some winners have chosen to "remain rude" and reveal their projects on their own timeline.
"We look forward to seeing what the coming months have available to these Creators and will take you along the way when they set out their lives" wrote in their blog post. "Stay in for more information about their projects and the next opportunity to apply to become part of our independent creator program."
Among the winners are Resolution Games, the studio that took Angry Birds to Magic Leap and Spatial, which recently subdued its eponymous AR collaboration app on stage with Microsoft to reveal HoloLens 2.
Last week, VIM AEC, creator of an app for visualization of 3D building models and Minsar a company that is building an app to design and distribute 3D content, revealed their successful prizes.
In addition, Magic Leap explained that it would provide grants to nearly 200 additional developers, even though the company did not disclose a timeline to reveal the next round of winners.
Meanwhile, the program team has little time to refine their process to notify the winners, since the first round has been fulfilled with some setback from the development society. A Twitter user noticed the program as the Magic Leap "Third Party Porting Grant". Others criticized Magic Leap for its lack of transparency in the process.
In response, Rio Caraeff, chief content for Magic Leap, chimed in to explain that the process means that the selected few accept the terms of the program and the program team moves on to the next applicant, the selected applicant will deny the agreement. 19659002] "The main reason is that law has underestimated their development time and cost when moving from an estimate to an actual plan. Second, they cannot continue due to other projects or commitments," says Caraeff in a tweet explains why some winners have passed away from the signboard.
Whatever the public perception of the result, Magic Leap has done what it should, and it leads to more developers and their content to the Magic Leap ecosystem. The comprehensive program is the Independent Programmer's Program, with prices ranging from $ 20,000 to $ 500,000, being a relatively small investment that can result in the available content of the Magic Leap One being multiplied.
For a company whose purpose is to get its Taste of augmented reality to the ordinary, content will be a key to convince consumers to come aboard, and despite The tiger looks like the program is good.